FootyMAD's East Fife match preview

Last updated : 16 April 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the East Fife v Arbroath fixture

Arbroath face a trip to East Fife at Bayview Stadium on Saturday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Red Lichties will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Arbroath inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Fifers in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 21 FebArbroath0 - 0East FifeSCD2
2003/2004Sat 27 DecEast Fife0 - 1ArbroathSCD2
2003/2004Sat 18 OctArbroath0 - 1East FifeSCD2
2001/2002Tue 11 SepEast Fife1 - 0ArbroathSLC
1998/1999Sat 24 AprEast Fife1 - 2ArbroathSCD2
1998/1999Sat 19 DecArbroath2 - 1East FifeSCD2
1998/1999Sat 17 OctEast Fife0 - 3ArbroathSCD2

Recent respective form guides

East Fife's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Fifers have scored 6, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Arbroath's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Red Lichties have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

East Fife are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 34 points from 31 matches. Arbroath are stuck down in the relegation zone of Bells Scottish Division Two with a return of just 33 points from their 31 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Arbroath on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against East Fife. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
East Fife 4 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Arbroath An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.